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Blue Demons open as college hoops underdog vs Bearcats

DePaul Blue DemonsCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

DePaul Blue Demons vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

11-10TEAM RECORD15-7

The DePaul Blue Demons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Bearcats bring a 15-7 record (7-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Blue Demons, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cincinnati go 8-8 so far and the Blue Demons go 8-9.

View DePaul vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearcats sit at No. 69 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Demons sit at No. 233 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 79-70.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 159-ranked scoring average of 69.2 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense rated No. 324 and allowing 75.1 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42% to date this season, less than the Blue Demons shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 217-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.

In their last action, DePaul was an 87-81 loser at home against St. John's. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Cleveland Melvin scored 22 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 87-81 against St. John's in college basketball action at Allstate Arena.

Cincinnati was a 61-54 loser in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Cincinnati got 17 points from Dion Dixon but lost anyway, 61-54, to Rutgers on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Marquette are 2-8
After playing St. John's are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. John's are 5-4
After playing Rutgers are 3-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Blue Demons at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
DePaul is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Cincinnati is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul

Next up:
DePaul home to Marquette, Monday, February 6
Cincinnati at St. John's, Wednesday, February 8

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